While we’re still a month away from the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red’s massive open-world RPG, the team has announced that two expansion packs will be releasing over the next year to continue the journey.
Hearts of Stone, the first expansion pack, will take Geralt on an all-new, 10-hour-plus adventure into the wilds of No Man’s Land and Oxenfurt, where he’ll try to complete a contract for the Man of Glass.
Blood and Wine, a 20-hour-plus tale, will introduce an all-new game region known as Toussaint, and will see Geralt in a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret.
The expansions, on top of the already “50 to 200” hour experience of the base game, will certainly give a lot to those that crave more Witcher after all is said and done. There’s new gear to find, new foes to take on and characters both new and old to engage with.
“With the development of Wild Hunt coming to an end, the team has embarked upon the creation of two new really big adventures set in The Witcher universe,” says Marcin Iwinski, CD Projekt Red co-founder. “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back.”
Hearts of Stone is scheduled for release in October this year, whereas Blood and Wine is set for release in the first quarter of 2016. Both expansions will be available on all three platforms – PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.